Tuesday, 3 May 2016

JS Doily II WIP



A Jan Stawasz doily pattern.
Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Wedgewood Dark Col. 656
and Razzle Dazzle Col.133.
3 more rounds to go before it is done.



Monday, 2 May 2016

Chiku



I saw this in the local market and bought 3. You may know it as Sapodilla. The colour of the fruit does not change when it ripens. You just need to gently feel the fruit as it softens when it ripens. It has a distinct sweet taste.

They seem much larger (palm size) from what I remember and probably bred to contain fewer seeds. I found only one or two black seeds in each fruit.

I remember eating this plucked from the tree in my grandmother's garden.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Chinoiserie



Blue and white porcelain saucers on white plates on the wall of this dining area.
Interesting but too many plates to dust.


I like this white screen for the study instead of the concrete wall.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Tatted Pearl Chain



I tatted this based on a pattern on page 25 in the Japanese pattern book 'Tatting Lace Accessories' by Emiko Kitao. Swarovski crystal pearls in two colours were used. Tatted using Lizbeth Size 20 threads in Vineyard Harvest Col. 131.

You could wear this as a necklace but I actually made this for my reading glasses. I was a little bored after tatting so many animals and a little frustrated with the last tatting attempt.




Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Sweet Pink



"She is at it again.
Just because I stuck my tongue out at her.
I was hoping she would not see it.
There she goes, with her camera."

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Woodblock Print - Seaside




When we visited the National Gallery, I did take note of some of the paintings I liked. This is one of them.


Monday, 25 April 2016

Lush Tropical Garden




With colourful birds





All made of paper.





Friday, 22 April 2016

Imperfect Tatting



I guess I was in no mood for tatting.
Read the pattern all wrong.
Used the wrong size thread.
Unhappy with the colour chosen.
Just had to cut it off.
Not eager to start again.
Maybe a break is needed.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Pearls



Two long strands just knotted in silk threads.


This strand is about 34 inches in length and consists of baroque pearls in dark grey shades.



This strand is slightly shorter with smaller round pearls.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Toronto




It is finally completed. Not perfect tatting as I lost concentration in many places and had to unpick many times. 

You did guess correctly. This is a pattern from Tatting Fantasia 4 by Iris Niebach. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 in Charcoal Medium Col. 607 and Black Col. 604. It measures about 10 inches across.